UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan 20

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Jan 20 (Reuters) -Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening higher, with futures FFIc1 up 0.58%on Friday.

* STRIKE: British labour union Unite said ambulance workers will stage 10 more strikes in the coming weeks as an ongoing dispute over pay intensified.

* SSE: SSE SSE.L raised its annual earnings forecast, helped by strong market conditions amid a surge in energy prices.

*UK RETAIL: Inflation-pinched British shoppers unexpectedlycut their spending in December, dashing hopes for a Christmas shopping boost for the country's flagging retail sector.

* DE LA RUE: De La Rue DLAR.L said it had suspended its note-printing operations in Kenya and had learnt that activities by the group in India prior to 2016 have been implicated in a probe by a top Indian investigation agency.

* PETERSHILL PARTNERS: Petershill Partners PHLL.L reported higher annual assets under management helped by increased fund-raising by its partner firms.

* CAPRICORN: Capricorn CNE.L shareholders should vote to remove its CEO andsix other directors from the board on Feb. 1, shareholder proxy adviser Institutional Shareholder Services has recommended.

* SAINSBURY: LloydsPharmacy to close 237 counters in British supermarket group Sainsbury's SBRY.L stores over the course of this year.

* RAIL STRIKE: British train operating companies said they had made a "best and final" pay offer to the RMT rail union to end a long-running dispute.

* FUEL PRICE: British finance minister Jeremy Hunt wants to extend a 5 pence cut in the price of petrol and diesel for another year in his spring budget, The Times reported.

* CONSUMER SENTIMENT: British consumer sentiment fell for the first time in three months in January returning near to historic lows.

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Reporting by Sruthi Narasimha Chari in Bengaluru


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